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Central Serengeti Site Ngarenanyuki 2, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/06/04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#37 of 183 Specialty lodging in Serengeti National Park
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The Serengeti Sametu camp offers your experience the perfect balance between a safari in the wild and the comfort of luxury hospitalities. Intentionally situated in a secluded part of the eastern edge of Central Serengeti, a fairly small distance from the Ngare Nanyuki River, our luxury boutique accommodation never ceases to gift you with an endless horizon silhouetted by grazing wildebeest, zebra, and various antelope species, as well as several hundred bird species gliding from one acacia tree to the next in search for suitable nesting space.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Valet parking
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Desk
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Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Central Serengeti Site Ngarenanyuki 2, Serengeti National Park Tanzania
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Tetic75 wrote a review Yesterday
281 contributions59 helpful votes
Located in the middle of the bush, Sametu camp offers a beautiful view of the Serengeti sunrise and sunset. You can see animals right outside your room and if you are lucky … elephants ! Excellent staff, beautiful and large room. RECOMMANDED !!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jiten V wrote a review Apr 2022
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania154 contributions14 helpful votes
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Located in the middle of the bush, Sametu camp offers a beautiful view of the Serengeti sunrise and sunset. You can see animals right outside your room! Friendly and polite staff, super clean rooms and the service is just next level! Definitely recommended and would visit here next time. Don’t forget to try the Bush dinner, a totally different experience! ;)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 24 Apr 2022
Dear Jiten, Thank you for choosing Sametu Camp and we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing stay at Serengeti Sametu Camp. The team will be happy to hear that you enjoyed their service and the whole experince Sametu Has to offer. Asante! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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priya v wrote a review 07 Aug
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The location for this camp is absolutely breathtaking, we woke up to having buffalos and impalas outside our room, and after a day of going around we were welcomed with a family of elephants. The rooms of each cabin is simply well done, the beds are comfy, there is hot water which was so nice, and the bathrooms were huge. The main lodge has a great bar area and dining area. The selection of food was absolutely delicious and they made sure our family members who had allergies were well informed before they took any food. On our last night there we booked a bush dinner and it was one of the highlights of our trip to eat under the stars and in the bush! Thank you for a great stay and impeccable service!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Joe T wrote a review 01 Aug
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My family spent a month in East Africa this summer, and I wanted to especially call out Karibu for the amazing work they did. Not only were the Karibu camps the nicest places we stayed in Africa, they might be the nicest places we’ve stayed on three continents! For a “wildlife camp” their service, food, and rooms were all amazing. At Karibu Mara, we had a family tent with 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, and a sitting room in between. The furnishings were awesome, and it was a beautiful and comfortable stay. The rooms at Sametu were even more beautiful, with an amazing deck, and a full glass window from our shower into the Serengeti. The food at both camps was amazing, with custom options at both places. As beautiful as the rooms were, and as great as the food was, the service is really what made the biggest difference. During our time at the Karibu Mara camp, my youngest fell ill. The staff at Karibu was so amazing, they checked in on us 3-4 times each hour, brought complimentary juices and made custom meals for him to try to make him feel better, and even offered some over-the-counter medicine for him. Every part of our stay was amazing, and the service truly exceptional. Tell your tour companies that you want to stay with Karibu, you won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thanks for having chosen to stay with us and more so for the time taken to post this review highlighting your overall experience. We are thrilled to hear that Karibu Camps properties were the nicest from your 1 month family trip to East Africa and also that one of the best from any you have been to so far. This means alot to the team. It gives us immense pleasure to note that you thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality. It is truly a huge compliment to us. Your special feedback about the product, the team and our services is much appreciated. The team and I thank you for your gracious feedback once again and we look forward to your continued patronage of our hotel and welcoming you back with us in the not too distant future.  Karibu Tena! Serengeti Sametu Camp
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Matthew A wrote a review Jul 2022
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Peaceful, great food, and excellent views. It is a lovely lodge. We went during the migration and there were wildebeests and zebras outside our tent. We did a sundowner one night and very much enjoyed it. This is also a great place for a hot air balloon ride!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Matthew, Thank you for sharing your experience with us at Serengeti River camp which is our sister camp in North Serengeti. We are glad that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the migration. We will share this with the team at River Camp. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Asante Sana! Serengeti Samaetu Camp
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Nya P wrote a review Jul 2022
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Don't miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful place in Serengity! The staff was extremely helpful and so courteous. They surprised us with an amazing dinner in the bush and cared for our every need. The rooms were very comfortable and bathrooms were luxurious. The location itself is top notch. I mean you can't beat being right in the midst of the Serengity where animals walk up right to your balcony.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your kind words to the team and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the amenities. We are blessed with a great location with wildlife close to the camp. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Asante Sana! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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Jay Fradd wrote a review Jul 2022
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The camp provided impeccable service with always smiling and friendly staff. They went above and beyond in several circumstances. Each meal provided was top notch and surpassed expectations. Enough can’t be said about the amazing service and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for this wonderful review and taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic stay and enjoyed the meals. We will pass this message to Serengeti River Camp Team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Asante Sana! Serengeti Sametu Camp Team
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Brooke Fradd wrote a review Jul 2022
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The staff at the camp went out of their way to greet us and make sure we were well taken care of. The common area far exceeded our expectations. The individual tents were average, which was a bit of a let down compared to the common area. There were small holes in the mosquito netting, but otherwise the couch, king size bed, running water, and personal bathroom were far more than one would have expected in the middle of the wilderness.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback and sharing your experience with us. We are glad that you had a good stay with us. The tents are made to give guests a more camping feel but with all the amenities provided. We apologies for the net being an issue and we are immidieatly sorting this out. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Serengeti River Camp
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Robin B wrote a review Jul 2022
Weatherford, Texas12 contributions5 helpful votes
This river camp should be on your list for a family safari! Everything about it was perfect as far as our family was concerned. Excellent service food and setting! The tents were extremely comfortable as well!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Robin, Thank you for your feedback, it means alot to the team. Though this review is for our property in River Camp we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We will share it with Mara River Camp. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Warm Regards, Serengeti Sametu Camp and River Camp Team
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Viraj v wrote a review Jul 2022
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We spent 2 nights the campsite with good rooms and shower. It was a good experience. Really enjoyed the stay The service was on point Our manager Bariky was a good host. I would like to recommend it to
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Karibu Safari, Sales at Serengeti Sametu Camp
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at Sametu Camp with us. We are glad that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the service from the team. We look forward to your next stay with us! Asante Sana! Sametu Camp Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$686 - US$1 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaSerengeti National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serengeti Sametu Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of a nearby landmark, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
Does Serengeti Sametu Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Serengeti Sametu Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serengeti Sametu Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.